EXCLUSIVE: Scott Rudin has acquired rights to Kazuo Ishiguro’s epic new novel The Buried Giant. The book, which has been ecstatically reviewed, follows a couple in a semi-historical Medieval Britain as they venture forth across a war-ravaged landscape in search of a son they haven’t seen in years. The story has fantasy elements, including a dragon, spectacular battle sequences and a panoramic backdrop. It has been compared favorably to J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings.
Several Ishiguro novels have been turned into films including The Remains Of The Day, starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson, and Never Let Me Go, with Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield. The Buried Giant is his first book in a decade.
ICM Partners repped the author and the book in the negotiations with Rudin, who has the Danny Boyle-directed Jobs biopic filming with a cast including Michael Fassbender as the legendary Apple co-founder, Kate Winslet and Seth Rogen.